11/25/2003 12:00AM

Conditions suit One for Rose

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ETOBICOKE, Ontario - One for Rose, a nominee to Friday's Grade 2 Top Flight Handicap at Aqueduct, will run instead in Thursday's seventh race at Woodbine, an $86,400 allowance for fillies and mares.

The 1 1/16-mile race is limited to nonwinners of $53,400 twice other than maiden, claiming, or restricted allowance, at a mile or longer, since Sept. 1. One for Rose fits the conditions beautifully - and barely - because she earned $51,840 in her Oct. 11 allowance triumph, a prep for the 1 1/4-mile Maple Leaf Stakes, a race she won by 6 1/4 lengths with a 110 Beyer Speed Figure.

One for Rose has reached full bloom in her last four outings, earning a triple-digit Beyer Figure on three of those occasions. She romped in the 1 1/16-mile Algoma, a restricted stakes that isn't counted against her eligibility for Thursday's race because it came a day before the cutoff date.

One for Rose had traffic problems when she cut back to seven furlongs in a Sept. 21 allowance, in which she was beaten a head by crack 3-year-old Winter Garden, who has since reeled off two more wins over older foes.

One for Rose breezed six furlongs over a muddy main track in 1:15.40 last Thursday. Jockey Emile Ramsammy will get a leg up from trainer Sid Attard on the 4-year-old One for Rose, who is a leading candidate for the Sovereign Award as this year's champion older filly or mare.

Completing the field for Thursday's feature are Royal Dalliance, Roman Romance, Winning Chance, and My Real Quiet Lady.

Winning Chance is in the midst of a frustrating run, having finished a distant second to One for Rose in each of her last three outings. She easily won the 1 1/16-mile Ontario Matron Handicap in June, and has banked $300,155 while winning 3 of 7 starts this year.

Roman Romance is running back just eight days after her closing runner-up placing to Brass in Pocket in the 1 1/16-mile Classy 'n Smart, a stakes for Ontario-sired females. She was also second to Brass in Pocket in the June 11 Ballade Stakes, but she hasn't won since taking the Center Stage Anne Stakes at Fort Erie on July 1.

Royal Dalliance was a non-threatening fourth in both the Maple Leaf and Classy 'n Smart, while My Real Quiet Lady is coming off a front-running tally over $80,000 optional claimers.